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including the big foam trucks from travis air force base responded and finally won the battle. back live a huge remnant of the cloud city hoovers for miles above the scene, slowly dissipating with the air current. here down below on the ground, an awful toxic mess that will have to be cleaned up and cleaned up soon. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now again that fire started about 3.5 hours ago. i want to show you more live pictures now from news chopper 2 which is overhead. you can see there is not nearly as much smoke as it was earlier. although there is still pretty decent amount of smoke but at its height there was so much thick black smoke that you can literally see it for miles. we continue our coverage with sal castaneda. >> reporter: we're standing in this neighborhood here which is a mile west of where the fire is. you can see these houses, a little bit earlier people were outside looking at it and along the street people have been showing up to stand here and watch. since early this afternoon, people have been drawn to the fire but have been kept away by pol
a bear. >> i like the view, and time that mountains but i am not a big fan of the woods. >> i talked to victor martin when he was on a lay over tonight and he says he is glad to be coming home. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police released the names of two suspects in connection with a shooting on friday where a bullet struck a young girl. shadon caprice mitchell and lazarus thomas were arrested. the bullet struck a girl and the shooting was gang related and may have stemmed from a argument. the girl is in critical condition. >>> we learned today what authority found in the home of one of the us spects accused of beating san francisco giants' fan bryan stow. one suspect may have also been involved in other attacks that night. >> reporter: we have obtain these documents that show one of the defends a-- defendants attacked two other suspects and bragging may have put them on lapd's radar. these stetches take us inside the los angeles courtroom where the arraignments of louie sanchez and marvin norwood were delayed. disappointing news to bryan stow's girlfriend. >> frustrated.
. >> reporter: big crowds gathered in oakland to watch that final shuttle launch. >> 4, 3, 2, 1. liftoff. >> it was a full house at the space and science center. thousands of people filled the theater for a bittersweet watch. >> this is the last shuttle launch of and since america doesn't have a replacement vehicle, how long will it be before we get back into space? >> the end of the space program ace tough sell for some people. some people are not quite sure how it can be over. >>> we are learning more information on at that time jake plane crash in watsonville. it turns out there were four people on board, two adults and two children when it slammed into the side of a medical building. allie rasmus joins us now from the crash site. >> reporter: i want to share with you that we have just learned the names of the victims of that crash. a family member sent us a photo of them. they are david and dede haughton of santa cruz. they were killed in this crash. so were their sons, ryan and luke. they were on board of this plane that we're going to show you right here. this is where federal inve
:05, happening as we speak, a big sink hole on highway 87 in san jose. that's right along the southbound side of the highway near west virginia street. work crews are out there and so is ktvu tara moyarti but what's the very latest? >> workers workers will not continue work until engineers arrive. we had to move because it was simply too dangerous. you can see where they've blocked out one southbound lane of 87 on the left and then one lane of alma avenue on the right. the sink hole is about 30 feet wide. there's a big gap underneath the median. now caltrans discovered the problem tuesday. they came out. they poured some gravel. sort of a band aid fix. and last night they compressed the gravel and found it sank. you can see where the concrete is exposed now. there's a huge crack running up and down on that roadway. they shutdown some lanes on the freeway. we are close to west virginia street. just to give you an idea where we are on 87. crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sink hole. damage is pretty extensive. the highway seems to be moving up. right now let's check i
. good morning -- good afternoon, rather. i'm tori campbell. america with another big win. the women's us soccer team is one step closer to winning the world cup. happening right now, a quick and decisive win for the americans in germany. jade hernandez is live in san francisco where fans braved the cold this morning to watch the excitement, jade. >> that's right. all of the ax may have taken place in germany, but all local fans had to do was look at the screen to see their girls clench another win. [cheering] >> it was an exciting game, you know, it's also a nail biter. >> reporter: this san francisco san franciscan is packed with fans, soccer fans and lovers of the game. we also caught these women tossing the ball back and forth along with the excitement, along with those drapes and the american support. these fans didn't mind the weather was foggy and cool because they support the team making it to sunday's world cup finals. the us team took on france today. the huge screen meant there wasn't a bad seat in the square in front of san francisco's city hall. >> there's nothing compared to
the cynicism and show the american people we can still do big things." so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican, who will be a key participant at today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> bret: let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of the meeting tonight at the white house? >> unfortunately, as the speaker said, the white house and congressional democrats are insisting on big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president is right back in december -- was right in december when he signed the two-year extension of the current tax rates that raising taxes in the middle of the economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today there is an additional issue other than unemploymen
>>> good morning. a big stink in one bay area neighborhood. what is causing that awful smell. >>> and overnight explosion and fire in one of the bay area's most affluent areas. some critical questions still need to be answered. >>> a crackdown on cutting classes. a controversial decision in concord, just hours ago. >>> election the bug that could ruin the summer for many bay area campers. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, july 13th. >>> well, overnight, right now, the cause of an early-morning fire in atherton is under investigation. now, this fire started at a home on mount vernon lane at about 3:00 a.m. at this at this house. part of the house is currently under construction. we were able to find out everybody inside got out safely. >>> san francisco police are investigating two similar overnight robberies that happened within blocks of each other. the first one was on stockton and sutter streets at 1:00 a.m. the second one happened just a couple of blocks down ton sutter, 45
here you can see the sinkhole is pretty big, about 30 feet across and you can actually put your hand underneath the median there and it will come out on the other side. it is -- it has forced crews to shut down one lane of highway 87 southbound in the alma avenue on-ramp. caltrans discovered the problem tuesday, they came out, they poured some gravel and then last night they compressed that gravel and found that it sunk about a foot below the earth's surface and you can see where that concrete is exposed, all the cracks there. so they shut down some lanes on the freeway at 9:00 last night. we are close to west virginia street just to give you an idea of where we are on 87, and again one southbound lane is closed as is the alma avenue off-ramp. but the on-ramp from 280 is open and crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sinkhole so you definitely want to avoid this area. we would suggest using south alma avenue to -- expressway to 87 or also take monterey road as well and cut across to west capitol expressway to 87th. live in san jose, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu chann
shore freeway. as you approach the big bridge. and in san francisco a little windy out there. cameras bobbing around out there. do be aware if you are going eastbound on to the bay bridge there are three lanes that are shut down. all right here's a look at our maps we do have a traffic collision. this is at 19th avenue. we don't have much information on it at this point. it shouldn't be causing too many delays at this hour. let's head over to the desk. >>> this morning the city of oakland formerly launches a new campaign to fight crime. ktvu kraig debro tells us that the city's fruitvale district will be blanketed with crime cameras. >> reporter: that is right. six blocks on international boulevard will be covered. in april of this year a long- time resident of fruitvale was killed. later today they will announce a plan to prevent others from becoming victims. city leaders have approved the purchase of 30 surveillance cameras for fruitvale. they already have video surveillance cameras. the difference is some of the cameras will be placed inside businesses as well as outside. the momen
that they are cutting the taxes when we have such a big budget deficit. >> reporter: the vehicle registration fee is reduced to 6.5%. another $1.4 billion loss to the state. though many taxpayers welcome the relief, others see more damage to california. >> i worry about the people that will be laid off because they won't have enough money. it'll be out of their control. >> they're already cutting very essential services, and i don't see how this is going to help solve any problems at all. >> i think we're going to have some more discussion about this. probably before the next election. >> reporter: government downsizing in all levels seems to be a permanent thing. tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> the governor signed the state budget just one day before the new fiscal year began. the spending plan includes cuts to higher education, welfare and the court. the governor hinted he hasn't given up on putting a tax measure on the ballot. >> before we get finished, i bet we're going to have to go back to the people and get their vote on how we're going to do things going forward. >> reporter: t
. >> the picasso sketch is not very big. but it's valued at at least $200,000. >>> anthony batts is making major changes to his department. new at noon, kraig debro joins us live to explain what changes are being made and what it means for public safety. >> we just got back from the press conference. the plan at police headquarters is to do more with less. the chief says they will be defending on the rank and file and on the public. >> what we're trying to do is build the capacity for the city of oakland, make the organization as sufficient as they possibly can. >> reporter: at the news conference, the police and command staff did their best to make lemon ade. budget cut and attrition have trimmed the staff. but there is a another reason for the reorganization. the compliance of the settlement agreement that dates back to two. the reorganization plan is to divide the current bureau of field operations into two bureaus. under the old plan there were three areas, each to be led by a deputy police chief. >> i'm not only taking by what's been run by captain area 1, 2, 3 will be run by a deputy chief
amendment. congressman jordan, you are a big sponsor of this. president obama says it would cut medicare and social security much more deeply than paul ryan's budget plan. >> it mirrors the budget proposal that house passed earlier this year. we like to do it as a common sense american plan. americans know we're spend toog much, we're headed for a cliff, we're headed for bankruptcy. let's cut spending in year one, cap it as a percentage of our economy going forward. everyone understands our government is getting too big. do something historic. for the first time in american history, pass a balanced budget amendment through the house and the senate, send it to the states. have this requirement that everyone else has to live under, make the federal government either has a $14 trillion debt, let's make up with the same requirement everyone else has to abide by. >> chris: since sensible. congressman van hollen, what is wrong with cut, cap and balance and what are the chances it will get through the house, senate and signed by the president? >> no one should be fooled about this. they're not
night to join at least six other bay area cities. >>> a big day for the man kicked off that plane because of his sagging pants. the decision the d.a.'s office is expected to hand down later today. >>> and a new report raises more concerns for pg&e pipelines. the flaw that could cause major failures during a big earthquake. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's the middle of the week wednesday july 13th. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's definitely cool out there once again. steve paulson has the forecast. >> all right. pam, dave, thank you very much. we have overcast conditions. not only low clouds but very low clouds in the form of fog and a lot of mist and drizzle again. plus you have a rather significant sea breeze in place. it's going to be a very cool day even well inland as temperatures in areas that should be near the upper 80s or 90s will be in the 70s and closer to the coast 50s and 60s. here's sal. >>> traffic is moving along well here in oakland northboun
as a big surprise. >> i come here often because i like books. i buy books often. >> reporter: the shutdown has hit customer and workers hard. 15 stores closed in the bay area and nationwide the company laid off some 11,000 employees. competition from online sales, e readers such as kindle and nook. >> reporter: do you ever buy books now? >> only for children's gifts. for me i use kindle. >> reporter: shoppers say they noticed the difference in emeryville. >> i think that border's secured the community. it was a place for people to go study. >> reporter: the remaining stores will probably end up like this one in san francisco unless another bidder comes up by the deadline this sunday at 10:00 p.m. jana katsuyama, ktvu news. >>> there's a growing backlash against netflix with thousands of people complaining on facebook. the company is raises it's customer rate from $10 to $16. now hundreds are threatening to quit. >>> block buster is hoping to take advantage of customers who are unhappy with netflix. the company is offering customers one month free. customers must sign up for one disk or two
to change the law so this does not happen again. >> a big chunk of money to -- the federal department of health and human services awarded them almost half a million dollars and that will pay for two new mobile clinics which will provide health care to an extra 1900 students. these new clinics are expected to begin operating within the next year. >> >> san francisco's supervisors will consider changing the city's health care security law. now city hall officials say about $40 million at san francisco businesses paid into a health care reimbursement account for uninsured workers it wasn't used last year. those officials say the businesses took the money back. they want to change the system. so that unused money would have to be rolled over to the following year. some business leaders say that could lead to a loss of jobs in san francisco. >>> all right. speaking of san francisco, let's check in for traffic. how are things trying to cross the bay bridge. >> the metering lights are on. give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes. in the south bay this is the second biggest hot spot. stop and
area where you can watch this happen. if you want to be part of a big group. let's talk about the chabot space and science center. this opens at 8:26 this morning. they will have experts on hand for people who have any questions and make it a learning experience. if you had thought ahead and you were thinking about this week in advance you might have seats at the nasa aim center. those spots were already taken. people reserved those a few weeks in advance. those are the two spots in the bay area if you want to take a look at the historic launch that is where you can do it. that is all dependent on if it actually happens. whether be watching developments of course with the shuttle atlantis to see fit takes off. when it does or if it does we will be here keeping you updated here. >>> time now 5:07. more bay area survivors of that fishing boat disaster will be coming home today. this is realtives of the other missing fishermen. >> we found fishing gear, fishing bags. >> now the coast guard believes the sunken boat is 200 feet below the water. family members say it was tough for s
some big financial problems. the agency says it lost $8 billion last year. part of it is because of the recession, there has been a steep decline in advertising mail but there's also a lot of first class mail that is now being sent electronically and packages are being carried bid private carriers. the postal service says it will consider opening village offices. postoffice desks and counters that would be placed inside businesses, town halls and community centers. postal service is expected to -- across the country for possible closure. we don't know yet which bay area postoffices may be on that list or how many of them. but about 10 minutes ago i did get a response from a u.s. postal service spokesperson in washington, d.c. she said at 10:30 eastern time they're going to be sending out that list of the 3,600 postoffices. so 10:30 eastern time so about an hour and a half from now for our pacific time. we should get that list and take a look at it to see how this is going to affect postal service here in the bay area. allie rasmus. >>> time now 6:08. the stand off in washington i
that traffic looks very nice through downtown. it's 5:08, let's go with steve. >> sal. >> yes, sir. >> big trade for the giants are you happy. >> good, good bat to have. temperatures yesterday warmed up inland by the coast, just that fog hanging on. so, inland areas it burns off and it's sunny and we warm up. but i think we topped out yesterday or we will just carry it into today. fog, and it's clear, even in areas that warm up into the 90s they get up into the upper 50s. we'll have that july spread on the temps about 35 degrees for some between some on the coast and some inland. high pressure continues to hang out but it's not going to make it too far to the coast. it's not going any where. the system that was in the pacific northwest kicks off. that allow it is high to move in but looks like things have stabilized here. low mid- to upper, 260. west southwest at 12 at fairfield. nothing hollowing it's very close to what we had yesterday. maybe just a hint stronger. so i don't think temperatures warm up any more than they did yesterday. if you're away from the coast it'll be warm to hot. i
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news. >> the big fireworks show in san francisco ended with a bang just minutes ago and this year the fog cooperated. good evening. i'm heather holmes. >> tens of thousands of people enjoyed a great 4th of july fireworks show under clear skies in san francisco as the fog stayed away from the waterfront. john live with where the show just wrapped up. >> reporter: the fireworks here wrapped up just about ten minutes ago but take a look up in the night sky right now. he with can show you parts of the show that wowed this huge crowd. . >>> it was the rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air. >> everybody is looking for a spark in life and the fireworks just does it for you every time you look at them you see freedom and sparks that you want in life. >> reporter: for hundreds of thousands of people who came to san francisco's waterfront this was a big party. with a rotten economy it's a tough time in the history of the nation. >> it's sadder for me because i'm older and i it's going to be difficult f
's forecast for the start of a big holiday weekend. i'll give you a hint, it's going to get hot around here. >>> and a warning after two hikers at yosemite are swept away. >>> homeowners now have less than 24 hours before firefighters require them to install smoke protectors. only some people appear to be getting the message, eric rasmussen. >> reporter: owners at this warehouse store say they ran out for a time today. but homeowners now know that if you don't have one of these at your home, you're going to get fined. on friday all single family homes in california will have to have a smoke detector. >> did you know you have to have one by tomorrow. >> no. >> i heard it was going to be put into law but i didn't know it was tomorrow. >> the purpose here is to allow you to protect your family. >> reporter: menlo park fire chief saw the dangers of carbon monoxide in 2008 when his department responded to a home where it affected eight people. >> they actually had several children unconscious, they had adults that are sick. >> a very basic battery operated one. >> reporter: now that the cost has
was burning plastic, people today worried about their health. >> it is a big concern for me, because i have children around here. but so far i didn't hear anything from the communities. >> i was sitting out here, got a little dizzy and my chest was kind of congested. >> reporter: she said she kept her children inside yesterday. but in this neighborhood, less than a mile from the plastics plants, cars, houses are still dusted with dark dots of burned residue. >> my concern is -- beside the fact -- my family. >> reporter: today, workers complaint through the charred remains of as many as 15,000 plastic crates. county health officials issued the shelter in place yesterday, although air tests are still pending they now believe the smoke was not especially toxic. >> you know carbon type compounds, carbon monoxide, those typically burn off in the fire, very similar to what you see in any sort of wildfire, or -- >> reporter: and experts say the reason the smoke and residue are not a big concern is because of the composition of the boxes. they say that the chemicals don't contain the type of chemic
're completed, this construction project has been put on hold. on the 100 block of freemont, a big gig has been halted. earlier today, crews were working on relocating underground utilities for the transit center. but at 12:30 this afternoon, a subconsultant for the company m squared hit a high voltage wire, the sparks causing third degree burns to his hands and face. >> they were trying to clear some facilities out. >> pg & e says because construction on the terminal is a multi-year multi-phased project, it won't shut off power to the line because it will impact too many customers. >> it hurts, it just hurts. >> reporter: these veterans of the construction business walked by the site to find out what happened and were devastated to hear one of their own had been injured. >> i'm a pile driver and as a pile driver, you know, you don't know what's under ground and it's always a risk. >> reporter: pg & e says the subcontractor have detailed maps of what lies under ground and that everything is marked in paint prior to a dig. >> a job of this size and of this magnitude, really there's a lot of movi
below average. system kind of rotating around the big old low up in oregon is right there might produce more than just some low clouds for mendocino county and lake county. possible mostly cloudy skies later on as the tail end of that system kind of swings by. it's also not only giving low clouds but any time you get a little system coming in that enhances the drizzle. a lot of 50s out there with local drizzle and temperatures even with the overcast it's cool. and there's a no doubt about it sea breeze. boot scooting it all the way out to the sacramento valley. temperatures out there have come way down as well. that's pretty impressive system for this time of year. i mean last in june we had two of those systems that came down and visited us, gave us rain. remember rain beginning in june end of june. this time of year it's almost a miracle it makes it that far. the end result for us is a lot of low clouds and drizzle. very, very cool pattern for july. afternoon highs 50s 60s 70s i did go with one 80 that was clear lake but i almost went 79 there. and there will be 60s and 70s in between
warmer inland on the weekend but not a big jump up. temperatures i think will just recover and get back into the 80s. by the coast i still think 50s and 60s. system moved into the pacific northwest actually settled into oregon and the southern end of that has just been sweeping in low clouds. you can see how they bank up. they'll be a decrease in the low cloud deck because it's getting so cool aloft and also the inland temperatures have been plunging there's really not a lot to support it but it's still there. and every wind direction is almost out of the west or southwest. the delta breeze howling all the way to sacramento. two 60s, san jose and san jose state. but upper 50s and mid-50s. that system continues to carve itself out right out of the portland. for this time of year that's an extremely impressive system to make it that far and have this much of an impact. low overcast drizzle fog temperatures held in check cool for july no doubt about that. today, tomorrow bottom out and then a slight increase friday as we head into the weekend. still lots of 70s in areas that should be uppe
a big clean up to do. a fire broke out at daly city's skyline elementary school on christian avenue. this happened about 11:30 last night. just look at the pictures. the portable classroom went up in flames. the damage includes the building itself, everything inside, books, chairs, audio- visual equipment. took firefighters about 15 minutes to put it out. authorities don't know what started the fire but it apparently started outside of the portable building. no word of any injuries and students by the way return to school on august 17th. >>> meantime firefighters say an overnight house fire in san francisco caused about $350,000 damage. this fire started just before 2:30 this morning at a home on melrose avenue. the flames then spread to a second house. took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain that one alarm fire. no injuries have been reported. authorities think the fire started in the living room of the first house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> the book written by kidnap victim jaycee dugard does not go on sale for another day but it is already
in the bathroom. >>> there -- there are big questions about how a stun gun ended up an jetblue plane. it was found fry night before crew members. a stun gun was found tucked into the back of a seat. at this point, it's not clear who the weapon belonged to or how it got on the plane. the tsa and the fbi are both investigating. >>> well, the locals and tours at lake tahoe are seeing shrinking beaches. after more than 61 feet of snow fell this season, the lake is right above the natural rim according to the the tribune. water authorities say it could be water -- later 24 month before the levels finally peak. >>> the snow amount had a rapid increase last week. it has a big decrease this week. temperatures in the mountains in the 30s. for us, a lot of 50s and there's still low clouds on the go. which is kind of rare. we have low clouds and mist. a lot 6 drizzle. it will be back tonight into tomorrow. cooler, breezy, windy. very cool this week all the way through thursday, maybe friday, breezy to windy. it does look like there will be some warming. although there is a discrepancy. one forecast model kee
bridge. so the resulting traffic backup while the investigation was going on was a big headache for commuters -- commuters. at this point, it's unclear if either the driver or the cyclist will be cited. kraig debora ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. >>> san francisco police chief greg sur will hold a meeting tonight in an attempt to cool down tensions tied to a police shooting on saturday. it will be held at 6:00 at the bayview opera house. [ chanting ] >> a protest was held last night in downtown san francisco to express anger over the fatal shooting of 19-year-old parolee kenneth harding. the officers involved in the shooting say harding pulled a weapon and shot at them first. investigators say residue from a weapon was found on harding's hands. police arrested 35 people at the protest. demonstrators are being blamed for vandalism, breaking windows at the castro muni station and throwing rocks and smoke bombs. >>> president obama is scheduled to meet with republican leaders from the house of representatives in less than two hours to talk about the debt ceiling and defi
. along the coast 60s and 70s. here's sal. >>> steve, right now southbound 101 the big crash is the connector ramp to 92 east. that is blocked here. also southbound 101 right at 92. the freeway not all the lanes but three of the lanes are closed because of this crash. now it is so early there's only a little bit of a back up. not a significant one. they are looking for some people who were involved that ran away from the crash scene. it's going to make it take a little bit longer to get this crash out of the way. also this morning we're looking at the commute on 101 san francisco. that looks good. it's 5:00. back to dave and pam. >>> overnight firefighters were busy chasing and putting out grass fires in contra costa county. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us now from bay point with the reason why these fires may be related to the 4th of july holiday. tara. >> reporter: well, no official word yet on what exactly sparked these fires but witnesses tell us there was a lot of illegal firework activity in this area last night. as you can see by the conditions it's pretty windy out here
on that though. big fog bank out there. it's up and flying over the hills. temperatures in the 50s for almost everybody, except for the one loan outpost out there. and when you see a west, southwest at 26 miles per hour, i mean that's a sea breeze, gusts over 30 miles per hour at fair field. and sea breeze for everybody. everything is in place for another cool day. temperatures below average a little bit. and then we back off a little bit. low clouds, sun and breezy, but also drizzle, windy. 50s, 60s and 70s and maybe a few mid-80s, but temperatures held in check due to the fog bank and lower pressure on the west coast. looks like we will see a gradual, just slight warming trend. and it does look warm into the weekend, temperatures near normal. >> thank you. >>> nearly two dozen suspicious fires in north hollywood have investigators searching for an arsonists. take a look at that, at least 18 fires have burned apartment buildings, a motor home and several cars since thursday. all of the fires were set early in the morning. one woman left her home to look at a fire down the street and was shoc
warmer on sunday. another cool down on monday. >>> 5:10 is the time. a big area company that has been the topic of takeover rumors now has a big. one of clorox's biggest share owners. >>> we are hearing about what osama bin laden was planning to do on the upcoming tenth anniversary of the september 11th attacks. >>> this is a look at the golden gate bridge. traffic looking good as you make your way into san francisco. we'll have more traffic ahead. >>> time now 5:13. we know what osama bin laden was planning to do when he was killed. that is according to information that u.s. navy seals seized from bin laden's compound in pakistan. reportedly those plans were still being formed. the communications info includes exchanges between bin laden and operations chief where they talked about the names of possible attack team members. >>> at 8:00 this morning we will hear president obamas take on how the debt limit talks are going. he is scheduled a news conference for the second time this week. ktvu alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to talk about where the negotiations sta
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
there is a big fog bank out there. yesterday it was very shallow and didn't make much of an impact but today it will. now here is sal. >>> steve, right now 880 is getting very slow. that is because of a crash up at 29th about a mile away from here. you can see traffic is stepping up. approaching the coliseum. you can see northbound 880 traffic up on the left of your screen is thick. now the accident is not injury but they are having trouble getting it out of the right lane. also this morning we are looking at the san mateo bridge. that traffic looks good heading out to 101. 6:01 let's go back to the desk. >>> a search will continue off of mexico's coast for seven missing fishermen who's boat capsized and sank. most of the passengers are from right here in the bay area. tara moriarty is joining us live in the newsroom with more on the families and those survivors who are hoping and hoping. tara. >> that is right. three brothers from the bay area survived the boat wreck. their little brother brian long of berkeley is still missing. every hour that goes by hope gets hit with reality. the coast
a pretty big concern. still only about a 30% chance of launch today because of a storm passing across florida. we are looking live there now. it doesn't look bad from this angle. nat is a is hoping it can get started. this is the final u.s. space shuttle mission. >>> the public is invited to chabot space center. kicks are $10 at the door. darts open in just about 9:minutes. claudine wong will be there. she will tell us what makes viewing the launch there so special. this there is another shuttle launch party another that. >>> some of the bay area men that survived that fishing boat accident are back home. but they are devastated because their friends are still missing. >> we are leaving friends behind in the search. we stayed so long because we wanted to see if this was natural conclusions. >> family members and friends of seven missing fishermen got their first call from the coast guard. they were able to ask questions about that search. >> what we want to do is find out what is going to be the final word on a possible dive. is it possible? when it would be possible. >> the coast gua
off the day with a big parade and festival. city leaders say even in these cash-strapped time it's important to promote community and choose to spend the $7500 needed to host the event. >> in order to stay together, we have to have events like this to bring us all together as one. >> we as a city struggle to become a city. we're a fairly young city and we know what it's like to survive and to struggle and try to improve the community. in some ways that is what the country is. >> east palo alto resident maria henry raised flags at the parade to show her support for the country and east palo alto. >>> the party continued with a firework display. ktvu's eric rasmussen in palo alto with highlights from the first fireworks show in that city's history. >> reporter: ken, it was the very first one. had he finished firing off the grand finale, maybe 10-15 minutes ago. maybe a few hundred people out here. they are starting to make their way out by now. maybe not a huge crowd, but city officials told me this was really a dry run as had he it try to make this an annual tradition. they led
the area including the big foam trucks from travis air force base responded. their efforts could only contain the base from surrounding buildings. the company has not discussed the fire's cause but would only say that noneover its 45 employees were hurt. for which most of us and certainly the company is grateful. back here below an awful toxic mess that will require a lot of clean up and a lot of toxic clean up to happen very soon. again as soon as all of the flair ups are over which could go on for hours and hours and hours. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> news chopper 2 caught the amazing size of the pitch black cloud that the fire set off into the sky. a shelter-in-place is still in effect right now. but now that things are dying down, near by residents fears are dying down as well. sal castaneda live in fairfield when he spoke to residents. >> reporter: i want to show you how close we are to the fire. you can see still thick black smoke rising from the plastic plant. now we're just about a mile, maybe a little bit less than a mile away from it. so i want jacob
looks good getting up to highway 18. at 5:08 let's go to steve. >> another big fog bank out there and it's giving us also some drizzle so we have to deal with that. today will be very similar to what we had over the weekend. breezy to windy at times, already gusts to 30. about the same tomorrow, by the end of the week looks like that fog will be getting a little shallower, it does look warmer 80s and 90s coming back for us in the sacramento san joaquin valley. we keep dealing with a low coming in from the pacific west, that ramps up the fog. then high pressure in the middle of country tries to head back west but it's been trying to do that for the last two months. we have some fog in the coast, but it has no problem getting back out. everybody coast and inland 80 degrees. west south wind or a west wind when it's 27 at travis and southwest at vacaville. any time they get a south wind in this kind of a pattern that's a cool breeze. once the low kicks out, temperatures will gradually start to come up. it's a gradual the warm warm up. breezy to windy and that will be out of the west. drizzl
yesterday. then this morning is was a big question. as you see people heading in to catch the 7:10 vote is there will be no strike but it did take us awhile to get here. >> you don't see signs up, so i guess we're supposed to work. >> you didn't know anything about a strike? >> no. >> reporter: that man was our first indication that the strike wouldn't happen at all. he belongs to the inlandboatmen's union, the union that was supposed to go on strike. he showed up for work this morning. so did the other employees. so just after 5 service went ahead as scheduled. that was the first gate to open and there were a handful of passengers. >> i was in the car on the way to the city. i was just about to drive when i heard. >> reporter: how much easier is it for you get on the boat? >> much, coffee, paper. >> reporter: two boats left. there was a lot of confusion. we heard from the district. they said the union didn't give them a head's up. the union said they did tell the district yesterday morning about the possibility of a strike and told them last night this was called off. taking a live loo
an then the big cooldown for the weekend. >>> 7:12. will president obama replace joe biden? there's new talk about who will -- about who the president will replace as vice president. >>> and the duke and duchess will be visiting the rich and famous in l.a. this weekend. there's a reason why they will be spending time on skid row as well. >>> >>> good morning. temperatures will really drop according to those by the coast -- not according. i don't know where that came from. but you know what i mean. by the coast sand bay inland -- coast and the bay and inland. >>> hot rumors around the white house. now, aides to president obama say joe biden is thinking about replacing -- say president obama is thinking about replacing joe biten. there's been speculation that he would be replaced with -- with andrew cuomo. president obama's'ss are saying here's nothing to -- president obama's aides are saying there's nothing to 9 rumors. >>> scott macfarlane is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain how the cuts could affect transportation cuts here in the bay area. >> reporter: congress considering major
low clouds that fog is saying i'm back and back in a big way. yesterday it was there but it was very shallow and only confined to the coast. still 60s, 70s, and 80s and now some low 90s. temperatures will start coming down. here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along nicely at the coliseum here. you can see traffic is looking pretty good coming up past the oakland coliseum and heading north or south. also this morning we are looking at san francisco. there it is northbound 101 moving well past the ups building all the way up to the downtown area. let's go back to the desk. >>> the search continues for seven missing fisherman while incredible stories of survival are emerging. tara moriarty is joining us in the newsroom with the details of the amazing survival stories. >> reporter: some survey veries drank melted ice and ate hierarchy kisses to -- hershey kisses to stay alive. many passengers and crew members were in the water for 16 hours before they were rescued or reached land. some of the 35 crew members and passengers who made it were able to grab life ja
't have the big surge like we've had the last couple of mornings. we will start off with sunshine. sunrise over the big city. i look for inland temps today. normal high temps for july 20th. we are forecasting 92. it has been awhile since we've been over that number. calistoga 91 average this time of year. and gilroy 88 went slightly above. went 90 degrees. most locations inland temps have been so far below for awhile. coastal temperatures haven't been that far. they have been near average. there is still patchy fog going down the coast. you have to give it credit when the fog wants to form there is nothing to support it. so 50s and 60s on the temps. however, here comes another low dropping in so today looks like a warmup and then we will start to back off a little bit and see temperatures slide down. today unless you are right by the waters edge there won't be that much fog. it will be sunny and warmer for many. the fog will be enhancing and increasing. thick fog. mainly hugging the coast. and inland temps have no problem warming up today. so 60s, 70s, 80s, and low 90s. livermore right at
in on the department's smaller fleet. the dc10 10 tanker, the big boy in the sky called to fight california fires. >> we use them in more strategic situations. >> reporter: it drops thousandsover fire retardant in five seconds. the new budget forced the state agency to cut back so it has decided to ax its three year $21 million dc10 contract. >> this was a reduction and a cut that nobody wanted to make. >> reporter: well we always say it could be the worse fire season ever right. >> reporter: chief scott upton flies in calfire's initial attack. the s2t holds up to 1,200- gallons. while the dc10 holds 10,000- gallons of retardant. >> any time you lose any capability you're going to lose a certain amount of effectiveness. >> reporter: but upton and others in calfire says the dc10 was never as vital as a smaller fleet. a fleet that will continue to fly this wildfire season. >> the most important thing for us is maintaining our initial attack capabilities. >> there's some limitations with the dc10 on types of terrain and mov era bility in canyons. >> reporter: if the air tanker is out of state battl
they have. but this afternoon they received a big gift from a group of young men that lost everything they had. >> all seems like a bad dream. >> reporter: chris nistrum comes once a week to visit the kappa sigma home he used to call home. he and his brothers say it's depressing to see the damage. >> it's really depressing. >> reporter: the bedrooms were destroyed. their clothes and all the belongings burned away. the house is a total loss and unlivable. the community responded and the donations poured in. >> it made me smile to the point where i almost cried because i just, you just forget how many good people are out there. >> reporter: now the fraternity is giving back. they don't need all the donations they received so today they donated their cars with clothing donations and toiletries. >> just giving them a bag of food brought tears to their eyes, and i want to see that again just to know that we're helping out. >> reporter: sacred heart serving 300 to 350 homeless families a day and their biggest need is mens clothing and shoes. >> they experience tragedy and their response is
. there is a big spread on some of the temps. closer to the coast nice inland it will be warm to hot. more fog is on the way. that will take us into wednesday. a big cool down toward the end of the week. >>> a new privacy battle over cell phones. this one involves police, prime suspects and a san francisco lawmaker. >>> hackers target fox news. the fake news that might have confused twitter users over the weekend. >>> welcome back. time now 6:14. california lawmakers will soon vote on a very important bill involving police searches. this one overturned a state supreme court ruling that allowed the police to search a content of a cell phone during an arrest without a warrant. the bills author says that ruling clearly violates the constitutional rights of privacy. however, police organizations say cell phones contain critical information about crimes including some that are still in progress. >>> computer hackers have attacked apple. anti-sec posted a tweet yesterday. they gained private information from an apple server. it accessed the data through a security flaw and software used by apple. an
replace carlos moreno. >>> a deadly crash involving a big rig snarled the evening commute along highway 72 in silican valley. lloyd lacuesta is where the truck burst into flames. >> reporter: as you can see blind -- behind me. traffic is running smooth. for nearly four hours this heavily traveled south bay freeway was at a standstill. about 4:15, a big rig truck crashed into the center divide near matilda avenue and burst into flames. one man says the accident happened near his workplace. >> i walked out into the parking lot and i yelled back inside and a couple of guys came out and we saw the smoke on the top of the billing. >> reporter: the truck was so badly burned, the chp could not determine the section of the driver. >> the driver lost control for some reason, collided with the center guardrail and rolled over, trapping the driver and then the cab of the truck caught on fire. >> reporter: the freeway was shutdown in both directions. even when one lane was open in the westbound direction you could walk faster than the slow moving cars. >> pretty frustrating. i saw a lot of people thr
sense somebody that is happy with what they're doing. that's a big thing in life. to be totally absorbed with what you're doing and to be good at it and he was very good. >> i can't say you were the murderer, i said if you were the murderer. listen, it could have been a perfect murder. >> reporter: you talked very lovingly about colombo but does it take a big toll on your personal life? >> yeah, i think probably yeah. i think that i pay for that, in terms of the two kids, in terps terms of the first marriage. they were 12 hour days, 16 hour weekends. and we only did it eight years. but it does take a long time. >> reporter: peter started in tv, and was soon approached by columbia studios. but he ran into trouble with studio head cone who said he was concerned about what he called faulk's deficiency. >> i honestly did not know what he meant. so proficiency? finally he said, i'm concerned about your eye. and i told him flat out, there's no problem here. and the guy recommended me. he didn't notice it, he told me there's a difference between television and movies. there's a small screen and
, it's been cleared out by police and there are big delays going through the city. we got on a train with a group of 30-40 protesters at the civic center station and headed towards the powell street station. what the protesters were doing is blocking the doors so the trains couldn't move. they would keep the trains parked for about 25 minutes till eventually the trains started moving and they carried the protest on the trains trains trains and back track. they shut the trains down at 16 16th and mission and police showed up in riot gear and that's when the doors were closed. we are at powell street because the train wouldn't stop at civic center. the platform was empty except for police and bart workers. here at powell street we got san francisco police unit on the sidewalk standing by with riot helmets and batons and we have a bomb squad here and unhappy bart passengers who can't get on trains because there are so many delays and passengers are backed up, they don't want too big of a crowd so they are keeping people outside of the platform till the conjustture clears out. >> ken, ca
to the willow pass grade. not a big problem here. and on interstate 880, right near 29th, they've been doing road work there. but the traffic is so light, not really causing a major problem. it's 4:30. back to the desk. >>> new this morning, an airline pilot attacked on a flight from miami that just landed hours ago in san francisco. we are at sfo this morning with what witnesses are saying about this incident and a new photo if the scene many miami. >> reporter: well, the plane coming in from miami arrived here a few hours ago. one passenger called this say mishap. in tend, two men were arrested. we have video this morning of the passengers arriving here. a few of those passengers were still talking about what delayed their arrival to san francisco. a spokesperson said flight 1755 was taxiing out for take-off when a disruptive passenger situation escalated, pushing the pilot to turn back to the gate. as crew members were leaving to refile paper work, the male passenger got into a scuffle with the pilot which led to four fellow passengers helping to subdue the rowdy passenger. the pilot was
observed at the local airports, the big ones and the small ones like out in antioch. 94degrees there, 91 in livermore and 90 in morgan hill. forecast highs for tomorrow, about the same, a little warmer in fairfield. the forecast then for tomorrow just like for tonight just like it was last night. for tomorrow, a lot like today but slightly warmer. the changes very subtle. it's unusual that we get, when we get unusually mild weather this time of year. but it's unusual that we have so few changes. the differences in daytime highs forecast daytime highs versus what's actually occurring very subtle. so that's how it continues. that's good news for firefighters. fire danger very mild for this time of year and air quality very good. tomorrow afternoon, it starts to heat up. there was heat in the central valley today. you're getting your upper 90s toward red bluff. i have enough of a sea breeze and enough fog at the coast that's keeping things on the mild side for this time of year. some high clouds coming in from the gulf of mexico. those clouds could trigger a few thundershowers. south toward
with a pancake breakfast. other events include a flag raising ceremony. a big band concert, a book sale and a parade. there are other other parades around the bay area today and fire works show tonight. we have an interactive map of all of them on the weekend extra tab at ktvu.com. the big fest fire works show will be in san francisco. the best seats will be along the waterfront where workers are setting up the aerial display. organizers say they will shoot 2,000 separate fire works into the skies tonight during the 20 minute show. one question is will fog be a problem? meteorologist steve paulson will have details on that. >>> president obama is spending this independence day with military families. the president, first lady, and their daughters are hosting a barbecue at the white house. tonight everyone will gather at the south lawn for a concert and fire works show. this is the third year the first family has honored military heros with a special fourth of july attribute. >>> troops deployed overseas are also celebrating. they are firing up a barbecue to celebrate the fourth. general
and tracking our temperatures today. >> big improvements over yesterday. temperatures 5-15 degrees cooler than what we experienced on sunday. live look of the bay. haze out there thanks to a sea breeze. humidity is up, that's also good news when we are talking about fire danger. some of the highs so far. 90 degrees in santa rosa. 94 concord. 96 livermore and 99 in antioch. the final round up will come in the next half hour. still quite hot out there. we are going to get hotter come to see. we will look that highs tomorrow and talking about the sea breeze, we got fog and low clouds long the coast line, whether or not that will impact fireworks tonight. >>> the coast guard is planning extra patrols today. they had a helicopter over san francisco bay this afternoon. in addition for looking for anyone in trouble they were looking for people who operate boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >>> on the roads the chp is reporting an increase in dui arrests and highway deaths in california. between friday night and this morning 1,358 people have been arrested statewide, compare that to 1,329
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